Annual Report 2022

Apr 27, 2023 | News

Our Annual Report for 2022 is now available to read in Finnish! The report gives an overview of all our activities in 2022.

The past year has been a return to communities for the institute; from remote work to the office, from behind the screens to physical meetings. Artists have been able to perform for audiences and traveling has been possible again.

The Book Club with Kriticos Mwansa, Helsinki, Finland, 2022. Photo by Yohannes Henriksson / The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Among our events, the year’s highlights included a study trip of Finnish contemporary art professionals to the Netherlands, the cultural programme of the first-ever EU-Sámi week organised in Brussels, the discussion on Nordic construction culture as part of the Brussels’ Festival of the New European Bauhaus and The Book Club organised in the autumn in Helsinki within the framework of the institute’s Masculinities programme. We are excited to say our program reached an audience of 10,000 last year!

A huge thank you to everyone that we collaborated with.

You can read our full 2022 annual report in Finnish. The English version will be published soon on our website.

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Photo on the left: Starting from Staring performed by Katja and Birit Haarla in Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, 2022. Photo by Kristoffer Myhre Hætta

Central photo: Inauguration of One Day More by Yevgenia Belorusets, Brussels, Belgium, 2022. Photo by Yohannes Henriksson

Photo on the right: Ritual City by Benjamin Orlow at the Horst Exhibition, Vilvoorde, Belgium, 2022. Photo provided by Benjamin Orlow

Participants for the networking trip to Circusstad Festival have been selected

The participants for the networking trip to Circusstad Festival organised by Circus and Dance Info Finland, the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux have been selected.

Kriticos Mwansa and The Book Club return to Helsinki with an XL edition at Kiasma

Join Kriticos Mwansa’s XL Book Club at the URB festival on 5 June. The conversation brings together six high profile creatives from Finland as they discuss books by Caleb Azumah Nelson and Questlove.

TelepART: April 2024

The April 2024 TelepART support by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to Marija Griniuk, who is taking part in the Society of Artistic Research Forum at the Fontys Academy of the Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Discover the sweet world of the Finnish language from the comfort of your home

Do you want to get a jumpstart on the Finnish language and be ready to join our Level 2 class in September? Then join our Online Intensive Finnish Course for Beginners starting 2 May.

Sustainable solutions from Finland presented at the Festival of the New European Bauhaus 2024

Focused on shaping a sustainable, beautiful and inclusive future for Europe, the festival taking place 9–13 April in Brussels, Belgium includes a number of inspiring contributions from Finnish initiatives.